Arthropods are a popular source of foods to humans and also have other ecological roles. Some common arthropods that are good sources of food are crustaceans such as crabs and prawns. The arthropod class of animals inclu... More »

The importance of human life is determined by individual perception, and is usually subject to that individual's values, beliefs and culture. Over the centuries, many people have written and spoken about this subject, bu... More »

Fungi have several positive economic effects, such as consuming biodegradable waste, improving soil, acting as symbiotic organisms for various crops, generating antibiotics and other medicines, and being a food source. T... More »

A resource is any source or supply, man-made or natural, from which humans can benefit. There are many different resource classification systems. Resources can be classified based on their availability, development, basi... More »

Maize, otherwise known as corn, is important to the economy due to its wide range of uses. Maize is primarily used as feed for livestock, suggesting the dependence of the livestock industry on corn production. It is also... More »

Under the broadest definition of the term, marine resources are the things that plants, animals and humans need for life that originate in the ocean. Different organisms derive different resources from the marine biome. ... More »

A windmill's function is to harness the power of the wind to generate useful energy for humans. In the past, people used this energy to grind grain or pump water. More modern windmills turn wind energy into electrical po... More »